Next Spaceflight

Status

Success

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Launch Time
Sat Jun 13, 2020 05:12 UTC

Rocket

Electron/Curie
Rocket Lab
Status: Active
Price: $7.5 million
Liftoff Thrust: 162 kN
Payload to LEO: 225 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 17.0 m
Fairing Diameter: 1.2 m
Fairing Height: 2.5 m

Mission Details

ANDESITE

According to Boston University, "ANDESITE is a Space-Based Wireless Sensor Network (SB-WSN) that addresses the limit of individual satellites’ ability to spatially and temporally resolve the information on various space phenomena. As a first mission, this small network of miniature CubeSats will attempt to resolve current densities at varying spatial resolutions in the near-Earth magnetosphere using measurements from Anisotropic Resistance Magnetometers."
Payloads: 1
Low Earth Orbit

M2 Pathfinder

The M2 Pathfinder will test communications architecture and other technologies that will assist in informing the future space capabilities of Australia. The satellite will demonstrate the ability of an onboard software-based radio to operate and reconfigure while in orbit.
Payloads: 1
Low Earth Orbit

NRO satellites

3 undisclosed NRO satellites will fly on board this launch.
Payloads: 3
Low Earth Orbit

Location

Rocket Lab LC-1A, Māhia Peninsula, New Zealand

Stats

2020

41st orbital launch attempt

Rocket Lab

12th mission
11th successful mission
11th consecutive successful mission

Electron

12th mission
11th successful mission
11th consecutive successful mission